• Please remember: Pray for Ukraine in the Prayer forum; Share news in the Christian News section; Discuss religious implications in FFA: Religious Topics; Discuss political implications in Politics (and if you don't have access, PM me) Thank you! + Fr. George, Forum Administrator

Fr. Trenham's accent

maneki_neko

Sr. Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2016
Messages
154
Reaction score
1
Points
18
Location
Virginia
Faith
Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction
AOCA of North America
I'm just curious because I've been listening to a few of Fr. Trenham's podcasts, and he has a distinct accent that I can't place, but it appears he was born and raised in the U.S. Can anyone shed some light on this? Was he perhaps raised in a bilingual household?
 

Luke

Merarches
Joined
Dec 5, 2008
Messages
8,074
Reaction score
499
Points
83
Faith
Orthodox
Jurisdiction
Metropolis of San Francisco
I haven't noticed.
 

Antonis

Archon
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Feb 13, 2010
Messages
2,996
Reaction score
1
Points
0
I've noticed he has a speech impediment when an s precedes a t. He'll switch out the s for an f, so "priests" becomes "priefts," for instance. I wouldn't call it an accent, though.
 

maneki_neko

Sr. Member
Joined
Jun 26, 2016
Messages
154
Reaction score
1
Points
18
Location
Virginia
Faith
Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction
AOCA of North America
Antonis said:
I've noticed he has a speech impediment when an s precedes a t. He'll switch out the s for an f, so "priests" becomes "priefts," for instance. I wouldn't call it an accent, though.
I thought perhaps that was the case. However, I heard some rolled 'r's in addition and wondered if he was bilingual. *shrugs*
 

DeniseDenise

Taxiarches
Joined
Apr 22, 2013
Messages
6,863
Reaction score
85
Points
48
Age
51
Faith
Does it matter?
Jurisdiction
Unverifiable, so irrelevant
It’s called ‘pretention’

As in ‘I was educated in the UK so I will try to sound funny so people will ask about it and I can talk about myself.’


 

Daniel2:47

Member
Joined
Aug 13, 2015
Messages
147
Reaction score
1
Points
18
Location
UK
Faith
Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction
ROCOR GB
DeniseDenise said:
It’s called ‘pretention’

As in ‘I was educated in the UK so I will try to sound funny so people will ask about it and I can talk about myself.’
This is a slur and says far more about you than about him
 

DeniseDenise

Taxiarches
Joined
Apr 22, 2013
Messages
6,863
Reaction score
85
Points
48
Age
51
Faith
Does it matter?
Jurisdiction
Unverifiable, so irrelevant
It’s a comment affectation

See Madonna.
 

Iconodule

Hoplitarches
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
16,486
Reaction score
23
Points
38
Age
40
Location
PA, USA
Faith
Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction
Patriarchate of Johnstown
I knew a few people who studied a year at the University of Castlevania and came back talking the same way.
 

Mor Ephrem

Hypatos
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 3, 2002
Messages
36,444
Reaction score
339
Points
83
Age
41
Location
New York!
Website
www.orthodoxchristianity.net
Faith
Mercenary Freudianism
Jurisdiction
Texas Feminist Coptic
Antonis said:
I've noticed he has a speech impediment when an s precedes a t. He'll switch out the s for an f, so "priests" becomes "priefts," for instance. I wouldn't call it an accent, though.
Please do not say critical things about The Very Reverend Protopresbyter Josiah Trenham, PhD. 
 

Porter ODoran

Toumarches
Joined
May 8, 2014
Messages
12,135
Reaction score
6
Points
38
Age
50
Location
Eugene, OR
Faith
Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction
GOAA
I don't know about Fr. Trenham, but I do know that "homiletics" as it was taught in mainline seminaries of the '60s and '70s encouraged a particular kind of mincing tone.
 

Iconodule

Hoplitarches
Joined
Jan 2, 2010
Messages
16,486
Reaction score
23
Points
38
Age
40
Location
PA, USA
Faith
Orthodox Christian
Jurisdiction
Patriarchate of Johnstown
Porter ODoran said:
I don't know about Fr. Trenham, but I do know that "homiletics" as it was taught in mainline seminaries of the '60s and '70s encouraged a particular kind of mincing tone.
I think I know what you're talking about and it's the worst. Some kind of robotic care-bear on cough syrup thing. I hear it every time I'm in a Methodist church. But I don't recall detecting that tone in Fr. Josiah's online talks.
 

Porter ODoran

Toumarches
Joined
May 8, 2014
Messages
12,135
Reaction score
6
Points
38
Age
50
Location
Eugene, OR
Faith
Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction
GOAA
Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
I don't know about Fr. Trenham, but I do know that "homiletics" as it was taught in mainline seminaries of the '60s and '70s encouraged a particular kind of mincing tone.
I think I know what you're talking about and it's the worst. Some kind of robotic care-bear on cough syrup thing. I hear it every time I'm in a Methodist church. But I don't recall detecting that tone in Fr. Josiah's online talks.
Love your imagery here. :)
 

Mor Ephrem

Hypatos
Staff member
Moderator
Joined
Oct 3, 2002
Messages
36,444
Reaction score
339
Points
83
Age
41
Location
New York!
Website
www.orthodoxchristianity.net
Faith
Mercenary Freudianism
Jurisdiction
Texas Feminist Coptic
Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
I don't know about Fr. Trenham, but I do know that "homiletics" as it was taught in mainline seminaries of the '60s and '70s encouraged a particular kind of mincing tone.
I think I know what you're talking about and it's the worst. Some kind of robotic care-bear on cough syrup thing. I hear it every time I'm in a Methodist church. But I don't recall detecting that tone in Fr. Josiah's online talks.
Oh man, there was a RC priest in my then-girlfriend's parish who would always give the same homily all the time, and it was torture to listen to because of his delivery.  I may vocaroo myself if I can do it justice...
 

Porter ODoran

Toumarches
Joined
May 8, 2014
Messages
12,135
Reaction score
6
Points
38
Age
50
Location
Eugene, OR
Faith
Eastern Orthodox
Jurisdiction
GOAA
Mor Ephrem said:
Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
I don't know about Fr. Trenham, but I do know that "homiletics" as it was taught in mainline seminaries of the '60s and '70s encouraged a particular kind of mincing tone.
I think I know what you're talking about and it's the worst. Some kind of robotic care-bear on cough syrup thing. I hear it every time I'm in a Methodist church. But I don't recall detecting that tone in Fr. Josiah's online talks.
Oh man, there was a RC priest in my then-girlfriend's parish who would always give the same homily all the time, and it was torture to listen to because of his delivery.  I may vocaroo myself if I can do it justice...
Please do!
 

Agabus

Taxiarches
Joined
Apr 10, 2009
Messages
6,331
Reaction score
21
Points
38
Faith
Magnificat
Jurisdiction
La Virgen de Caridad del Cobre
Iconodule said:
Porter ODoran said:
I don't know about Fr. Trenham, but I do know that "homiletics" as it was taught in mainline seminaries of the '60s and '70s encouraged a particular kind of mincing tone.
I think I know what you're talking about and it's the worst. Some kind of robotic care-bear on cough syrup thing. I hear it every time I'm in a Methodist church. But I don't recall detecting that tone in Fr. Josiah's online talks.
I know the one. It's really distracting when you combine it with a thick Southern Alabama.
 

DeniseDenise

Taxiarches
Joined
Apr 22, 2013
Messages
6,863
Reaction score
85
Points
48
Age
51
Faith
Does it matter?
Jurisdiction
Unverifiable, so irrelevant
Sigh.


I meant this.


https://youtu.be/_bY0fdgpISc
 

rakovsky

Toumarches
Joined
Aug 17, 2006
Messages
12,749
Reaction score
271
Points
83
Location
USA
Website
rakovskii.livejournal.com
Faith
Christian
Jurisdiction
Orthodox Church in America
I didn't notice much unusual in Fr Trenham's American pronunciation. He enunciated his words to make them clearer, and when he reads from a script, he pauses more between words than in casual speech, which is normal.

Here is a sample of that:
https://youtu.be/YU64XlytYok
 
Top